Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said recently that Minnesota will consider choosing a quarterback at some point in this year's draft. That's not shocking considering plenty of teams regularly take late-round shots on QBs even if they have starters already on the roster. For the Vikings, though, the idea of drafting a quarterback also underscores just how unclear their long-term plans are at the most important position in the NFL.
Sam Bradford is coming off a solid season, but he can be a free agent after 2017, The Vikings would probably like to know more about Teddy Bridgewater's long-term health before making a decision on Bradford and any other future QB needs, but that might not be possible. And they almost certainly would be making that late April draft pick before they have any clarity about Bridgewater and perhaps before they have a long-term contract plan for Bradford.
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